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London —Dec 10, 2007

European digital cinema foundations are being laid for mainstream market take-up in 2008

Arts Alliance deal acts as a market catalyst
The latest report from media analysts, Screen Digest (www.screendigest.com), entitled ‘Digital Cinema: Global and European roll-out, business models and forecasts to 2012’, argues that Europe has reached a tipping point for digital cinema development and is ready for a wide-scale roll-out. As David Hancock, the report’s lead author and Screen Digest’s Head of Cinema argues “The insurmountable obstacle of exhibitor access to key content has been removed with four studios now backing a roll-out programme and the building blocks for a mainstream market deployment are in place.”

Digital cinema installation has reached an impasse in the past year in Europe outside the government-led growth in UK and some digital 3D installations, as exhibitors and distributors come to terms with the financial and business implications of digitising the screen base. There are signs that commercial progress is faster in the UK than elsewhere, and this is underlined by beta-tests carried out by Odeon and Empire Cinemas and Odeon’s recently stated intention to install 500 digital 3D screens once their deployment is underway. We predict that over three-quarters of this market will be digitised by 2012.

In France, which has been lagging behind, Circuit Georges Raymond (400 screens) is the first exhibitor to join Arts Alliance’s VPF-funded European roll-out and this will serve to focus the industry on this issue and change the framework of the debate. In Germany, the government is aiming to build a consensus on deployment and is exploring business models for the conversion. Germany has the highest number of commercial digital screens in Europe (132). Norway has chosen to study and undertake a fully managed consensual digital transition, currently in the second phase of an industry-wide best-test and the whole market to be converted by 2010.

As Hancock explains in the report, “The key building blocks for the European market are moving into place and the CGR deal indicates that a viable model has been found. However, it would be naïve to suggest that the conversion to digital is proving easy, and the key issue that continues to tax people in Europe is how to pay for it for all levels of the market. The US market has evolved along commercial lines and the second phase of the digital conversion is just about to begin, led by AccessIT. The situation in Europe has the added elements of market complexity, differing cinema cultures and governments, all of which are keen to ensure that no players are left behind in the switch. This implies that a number of business models will be made available to European exhibitors and distributors, with the element of competition offering a choice of viable alternatives.”

For distributors, the financial benefit is clear cut, in print cost savings of around $1.5bn a year and this explains the emphasis on distributor savings in the financial models being built to finance the digital conversion. While the value proposition for the exhibitor needs to become clearer, digital 3D, theatre management and alternative content are beginning to offer a valid economic incentive to convert. Going further, digital cinema offers independent exhibitors the chance to adapt their business model to offer a much wider range of content to a broader range of customers, and this could ultimately be exploited by exhibitors to fund digital conversion themselves.

Globally there are 5,500 high-end digital cinemas at the end of 2007 (5.5 per cent of global modern screens), up from 2,996 last year, with 78 per cent of those in the USA. We forecast that 30 per cent of the world’s modern screens will be digitised by 2010.

For more information please contact:
Media enquiries: Lucy Green
Tel: +44 (0) 7817 698366
lgreen@greenfieldscommunications.com
Screen Digest: Fay Hamilton, PR and Promotions Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7424 2847
fay.hamilton@screendigest.com

About this research
The data in this press release is taken from Screen Digest's latest report, Digital Cinema: Global and European roll-out, business models and forecasts to 2012. This comprehensive 176-page report includes a full analysis of the global digital roll-out, including all Screen Digest’s proprietary market data and forecasts for d-screens to 2012, business models and value chain, an analysis of the current situation and perspectives in Europe, the value proposition for distributors and exhibitors, including digital 3D and alternative content, and profiles of leading companies and countries.

About IHS Screen Digest: Screen Digest is the pre-eminent firm of industry analysts covering global media markets including film, television, broadband media, mobile media, cinema, home entertainment, gaming, and advertising. In November 2010, Screen Digest Limited was acquired by US research company iSuppli Corporation who were subsequently acquired by IHS, one of the biggest providers of market research and insight globally. Together IHS Screen Digest and IHS iSuppli offer the most complete and insightful analysis of the global technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector. IHS Screen Digest Directory page

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